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1978 World 600


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 30
Sunday, May 28, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:12
Average Speed: 138.355 mph
Pole Speed: 160.551 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 125,000
Lead changes: 43

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40048,608running144185
2141   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet40027,000running35175
3 615   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford40019,695running1170
4 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile40031,133running130165
5 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury40028,135running85160
61272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile40012,185running5155
71027   Buddy Baker M.C. AndersonChevrolet3999,215running0146
81643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39810,140running0142
9 714   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3949,765running0138
102405   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile3938,265running0134
112641   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3897,065running0130
123333   Morgan Shepherd Mr. B. Race Engines   (Jim Makar)Mercury3896,465running0127
134057   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford3885,815running0124
14239   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3875,115running0121
153467   Buddy Arrington Sam Dell   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3866,765running0118
162900   John Utsman Lady & Son Auction   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet3844,015running0115
172896   Dale Earnhardt Carolina Tractor   (Will Cronkrite)Ford3823,415running0 
18314   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet3803,315running0109
19 590   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3736,245running0106
20223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3724,935running0103
211998   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet3692,665running0100
223070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3694,375running097
233619   Frank Warren Belden Asphalt   (Frank Warren)Dodge3694,105running094
242164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3563,795running091
253845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3552,485running088
261592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3522,710running085
273589   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonChevrolet3431,555engine082
282022   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3313,430running079
292540   D.K. Ulrich Pants Rack   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3232,145running076
303725   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3182,190steering073
312730   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile2401,985engine070
32 32   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1985,940engine067
33 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile1951,340crash064
341849   Connie Saylor Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1841,315engine061
35135   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Oldsmobile1574,415engine058
36 412   Harry Gant Black Diamond Coal   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet1403,190overheating055
373952   Jimmy Means Bell Brothers Auto Parts   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1291,665throttle052
38 848   Al Holbert Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1131,690crash049
391151   Ron Hutcherson Gilmore / Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick1121,115crash0 
403228   Jerry Jolly Ski Machine   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet201,090suspension043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Frank Warren79Native TanFrank WarrenDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson14242
  Darrell Waltrip436220
  Donnie Allison63631
  David Pearson648522
  Darrell Waltrip869611
  David Pearson97971
  Darrell Waltrip9811821
  David Pearson1191191
  Darrell Waltrip12013011
  Donnie Allison1311344
  David Pearson1351373
  Cale Yarborough1381381
  David Pearson1391402
  Cale Yarborough14120767
  Benny Parsons2082081
  Cale Yarborough2092146
  David Pearson2152195
  Darrell Waltrip2202234
  David Pearson2242241
  Darrell Waltrip2252251
  Cale Yarborough2262261
  Darrell Waltrip2272326
  Cale Yarborough23325422
  Darrell Waltrip2552551
  Cale Yarborough25627823
  Benny Parsons2792802
  Darrell Waltrip28129818
  Cale Yarborough29930810
  Benny Parsons3093091
  Darrell Waltrip3103134
  David Pearson3143218
  Darrell Waltrip32233211
  Bobby Allison3333331
  Darrell Waltrip3343352
  Donnie Allison3363427
  Darrell Waltrip3433431
  Donnie Allison3443518
  Darrell Waltrip3523543
  Donnie Allison35536814
  Darrell Waltrip3693713
  Donnie Allison3723721
  Darrell Waltrip3733775
  Benny Parsons3783781
  Darrell Waltrip37940022

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1862    
2   Cale Yarborough 1832   -30  
3   Dave Marcis 1738   -124  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1683   -179  
5   Bobby Allison 1665   -197  
6   Lennie Pond 1562   -300  
7   Richard Petty 1537   -325  
8   Buddy Arrington 1527   -335  
9   Skip Manning 1455   -407  
10   Richard Childress 1444   -418  
11   Dick Brooks 1412   -450  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1360   -502  
13   Neil Bonnett 1286   -576  
14   Frank Warren 1251   -611  
15   Tighe Scott 1194   -668  
16   Jimmy Means 1111   -751  
17   Cecil Gordon 1108   -754  
18   Tommy Gale 1106   -756  
19   David Pearson 1095   -767  
20   J.D. McDuffie 1078   -784